Friday, April 13, 2012


'I, Heather of Sewing on Pins, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or me-remade garment each day for the duration of May 2012, except on days when I am doing fieldwork'

Okay, so I mentioned a few posts back that I was not doing so well completing challenges, and then I signed up for a contest over at PR anyways. (BTW, I should have an update on my RTW blouse progress this weekend.)

I had fully intended to just play bystander for this Me-Made challenge, but I think just about everyone on my reading list is signing up, and darnit, you're all a bunch of filthy enablers. Last time I signed up, I went for the whole kit and kaboodle, pledging to only wear me-made outfits for the entire month. Not surprisingly, I burned out and failed about half-way though. This time, I'm only going for one self-stitched garment a day.

I am adding a caveat to my pledge though. Despite being told I'm office staff now, I've been sent off for fieldwork more often then I was lead to believe (3 days this week!), and I know I'll be in the field at least once a week for the next few months. I will not subject my precious me-made garments to the field, so on days when I'm out there I will be in my gungy and durable (thrifted) field clothes. By adding this caveat, I won't get into the I-can't-do-it-today guilt and subsequent I-should-just-quit-now spiral of doom.

Also, to keep both everyone's reading list less innondated and my own sanity, I'll only be posting my outfits once a week. That's enough challenge for me!

Are you all considering signing up for Me-Made-May'12? If so, are you modifying your pledge to make it more challenging or (like me) more doable?

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